Nijisanji, a Japanese VTuber company, has announced that it has temporarily suspended Mirei Gundo after she posted a baseball-related post that upset fans of the sport. She replied, "Can't you get someone off the field by throwing the ball at their head hard enough?"
Nijisanji apologized to several of its partners and brands they work with, particularly those with whom they have planned content and projects in the near future. It is also worth noting that Nijisanji organizes its own baseball-centric event called the NIJISANJI Koshien, where Nijisanji players coach baseball teams in the video game Power Pros.
Japan won the 2023 World Baseball Classic, 3-2, resulting in a 3-2 victory for Team Japan. Baseball remains the most popular sport in Japan, with around 30.9% of the population watching it in September 2022.
Mirei Gundo of Nijisanji joined Roa Yuzuki in January 2019. She is described as a "female teacher" at a "all-boys" school [who] loves sake and snacks." On February 2020, she participated in the Zepp concert tour "NIJISANJI JAPAN TOUR 2020 Shout in the Rainbow!" at the Zepp Nagoya venue.
Zaion Lanza, an English talent at Nijisanji, was recently terminated for a number of offences, as well as Yugo Asuma, who was also dismissed in December 2022.